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[uh-gin] /əˈgɪn/
preposition, Dialect.
against; opposed to.
Origin of agin
First recorded in 1815-25; See origin at again Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And it was Larry that turned you agin' him after he come and joined us.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • Soon's I'd come to I'd git to thinkin' agin and then it was all up wid me.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Si sed: "Yas; counted 'em on the wagon, counted 'em off agin, and counted 'em when I made 'em."

  • No, 'faith, nor Mary Lafferty either, that turned me from the door and shut it agin me.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • Some folks have a knack of seeing sperrits, and then agin some hasn't.

    Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag, Vol. 5 Louisa M. Alcott
  • I want to see how it seems to have a man setting opposite me agin.

    The Young Miner Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Sometimes there's only two of 'em, and then agin the four are in a bunch.

    The Rover Boys on a Hunt Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
  • But sure His hand was agin me, like yours, and I daren't go in.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • If you do, then I'll lave the chapel on the spot, and maybe you won't see me agin.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • He matched Injun cunnin' agin the 'white laws' en got ostracized.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
British Dictionary definitions for agin


an informal, facetious, or dialect word for against
Word Origin
C19: from obsolete againagainst
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